ELPA requests suspension of the EuroLeague season due to coronavirus crisis

2020-03-12T08:48:08+00:00 2020-03-12T14:12:49+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

12/Mar/20 08:48


The EuroLeague Players Association, ELPA, asks EuroLeague to suspend all competitions.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

With more players expressing health concerns due to the threat of the coronavirus spread, the EuroLeague Players Association, ELPA, issued a statement on Thursday morning informing on their request to EuroLeague to suspend all competitions. Previously noted on Wednesday that the health of players and their families must be considered first and foremost.

Per ELPA: “The changing circumstances required a further reminder that EuroLeague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk for participating in travel and games that might expose them to an increased probability of contracting COVID-19. In addition, players cannot be asked to circumvent national health regulations by dodging travel restrictions or bans on public gathering to avoid further spreading of COVID-19.

In light of the above, ELPA has asked EuroLeague and all participating clubs to put players’ health and safety first and thus suspend the competition until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.”